Friday, July 08, 2016

CottageCutz Challenge #4 - GREENERY

Hi, Vladka is here!

Thank you very much for all your great cards and projects you've made for Challenge #3. Two lucky winners will be announced at the end of this post. So, stay tuned.

And here is time to start new challenge. 
This time theme is GREENERY. 

So, create a card or on any other project and decorate it with some greenery, like leaves, trees, grass...
And please, use ONLY CottageCutz dies and not any other dies. "Add your link" button is available under the list of used dies. If you are not familiar with this button, please check this post for more explanation. Challenge will be closed on 31st of July!

Ok, let's go to my project. I hope this will inspire you a little bit. 

Here is list of all supplies I used:
Cardstock: White Cardbase and Watercolor Paper 
CottageCutz Dies: listed below
Other: Watercolor Set, Paint Brush, water, Sizzix machine

1. First I cut out the Tree, Bench and Cat, Clouds and Sun out of watercolor paper.

2. I did the coloring the same way as with Watercolor Bicycle in this post or in this video. So, all you need to do is, to take watercolors and mixed them with a little water and apply them on the die cuts. You can add more layers of one watercolor if you want, but you need to dry one layer before you apply another one. And you can use heat gun for this. As you can see here, I applied one layer of green on the treetop and here I'm applying new layer of the same green color.

3. To get even more watercolor look, leave some spots white, don't color them. Here are watercolors which I used and all die cuts which I colored:

4. Next step is, to colors also the background. For the sky, apply just some water on the watercolor paper first and then add blue watercolor. Water will spread color around and create sky. Dry it.

5. Do the same with green watercolor at the bottom of the watercolor paper and so, you will create green hill.

6. Now it's time to glue everything together. I used 3D adhesive foam squares for Tree, Bench and some Grass and liquid glue for all other pieces. For finished touch I put the Cat on the Banch and stamp the sentiment. 


And now go back to our challenge a little bit more. As I told you before, two lucky winners will be randomly chosen and will get gift certificate for Scrapping Cottage store.

First one will get gift certificate value of 50$...

... and second one in the value of 25$.

You have time till 31st of July to participate. 
Both winners will be announced in the same post as new challenge (for August) will begin.

All you need to do is take your CottageCutz dies and start creating! 
Please, use only CottageCutz dies!
Have fun and don´t forget to show us all your projects.

"Add your link" button is available under the list of used dies.


And of course we should not forget about the winners for the third challenge.

1st Gift certificate value of 50$ goes to Treebug. Her card was linked under number 2:

2nd Gift Certificate value of 25$ goes to Алёна Шатохина. Her card was linked under number 7:


Please, contact Joanne at to claim your Gift Certificate.

This is it for today. All I want to show you before I left is the list of CottageCutz dies which I used on my project. Here they are:


OK said...

Великолепно!!! Аленка - поздравляю сердечно! Тоже хочу выиграть)))) Расскажи - как это сделать))))

Tina Z. said...

So happy, thank you so much, you made my day!!!

Tina Z. said...

... and Vladka, your card is amazing, I love your design and watercoloured look ...

Valerija said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Mary Marsh said...

a great water colored look Vladka and a pretty scene you created